From homebrew in the bathtub to brewpubs in Portland then gypsy brewing in Sydney's Inner West, the story of Reckless Brewing is one of three friends who could have their own sitcom.
They hail from France and Mexico, met in London and embarked on a trip through Europe and South East Asia sampling beers before landing in Melbourne. Now they've launched their first beers as Frexi Brewing, we got in touch.
Winter is traditionally the toughest time for brewers as sales slow. With competition already fierce and more brewing companies closing or selling, can we expect to see bloodshed? Or does the future remain bright?
Bushwalking guide Will Horan would spend his days in the Tasmanian wilderness dreaming up beer recipes. Since launching Du Cane, he now supplies bushwalkers – and others – with his beers.
As Barrow Boys winds down and West City Brewing makes a comeback under new ownership, we speak to three other brewers about the challenges facing gypsy/cuckoo/contract brewers in today's evolving beer world.
One Melbourne based gypsy brewer is winding down operations as another makes a comeback. We find out more from Barrow Boys and the new owner of West City Brewing.
From his first homebrew to launching Three Greens with two fellow travellers was a mere 20 years for Nick Copland. As the trio's beers pop up in venues across Melbourne, we find out more for our Who Brews...? series.
It's been almost eight years since we launched The Crafty Pint yet this is the first time we've come across Aussie brewers who were inspired to start brewing by traditional the Scottish beer style 80 shillings. Meet Brisbane's Bravo.
He started sharing his homebrew with neighbours in a bid to get to know them better and they were so well received Tony Dichiera decided to test the water commercially. We find out more about Adelaide-based gypsy operation The Suburban Brew.
From a meeting at a beer festival to the need to find a name for a Brewsvegas competition via gypsy brewing at various Queensland locations to finally opening their own brewery in Brisbane, the Semi-Pro story is a classic "figure it out as we go" one, as Mick Wust discovers.